Rev. Ray Van Winkle
& Associates
The Ceremony Experts

First Place, Best Officiants in Western Washington (King 5/Evening Magazine), 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2015

Borrowed & Blue, Gold Medal, Best of B&B 2016
 
2013 Pick, The Knot Best of Weddings
 
Wedding Wire Brides' Choice 2010-2013

Wedding Wire Couples' Choice 2015-2016
 
Seattle Bride Magazine Finalists for Best Officiants 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016
 

One of Seattle's Premier Wedding Officiants
Personable...
Professional...
...and Reasonably Priced!
No stodgy personalities here! We all love a wedding ceremony that is a light-hearted, deeply felt celebration of love.
 
Given that, we will perform ceremonies as religious or secular, serious or light-hearted as you desire. Our job is to serve, not to dictate!
 
 
Performance skills, working with other vendors, dealing with unexpected contingencies, how to properly run a rehearsal, knowing where to sign the marriage certificate and so much more!
 
Rev. Ray has performed over 1200 weddings since 2003, and has personally picked and hand-taught his associates, so they benefit from his extensive experience in the wedding industry!
Pricing can be a sensitive subject, but we pride ourselves on keeping it reasonable.
 
Elopement packages start at $150, and you'll NEVER pay more than $450 for a wedding. 
 
We NEVER charge extra for the rehearsal, and there are no travel fees in western King, Snohomish and Pierce counties!
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Meet The Team
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    Rev. Ray Van Winkle
    Primary Officiant
    A Seattle "native" since 1982, I've been involved in the wedding industry most of my life. It was my dear wife Stephie who suggested I might make a good wedding minister. My first wedding was one of those "so this is what I was put on Earth to do" moments. Over 1200 weddings in the past 12 years and it's still a thrill for me.
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    Rev. Bill Wood
    Associate Officiant
    Born and raised in Chicago, Bill and his wife relocated to the Pacific Northwest shortly after Bill finished law school. He and his wife enjoy traveling, their Siamese cat Coco and wine as a few of their special interests.
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    Rev. Jack Loos
    Associate Officiant
    Originally from the mid-west, in the 1970’s Jack moved to the San Francisco Bay area to pursue his consulting career. At that time he met (and married!) his wife Chris. They returned to her Seattle roots in the late 1990’s. Travel, Northwest wines and walking are their special interests.
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    Rev. Nancy Skipton
    Associate Officiant
    Nancy moved from Massachusetts to beautiful Washington State in 1990. Here in Washington, Nancy has two grown children, a wonderful husband and an Australian Shepherd dog. She has an affinity to be of service to others and is grateful for her family and life! .
With our help, your guests will not only love the party, they'll rave about the ceremony as well!